For the first time in her rap career Nicki Minaj doesn't look like a walking, breathing cartoon.
The 29-year-old rapper recently fired her entire Glam squad for crafting her public image to look like a transgender Barbie. Minaj unveiled her new look in the glossy pages of ELLE magazine's April 2013 issue.
Sure, her butt cheeks are still filled with industrial strength products, but time will take care of that, too. And Nicki will finally get the respect she thinks she deserves after all these years.
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